villeggiatura

noun

vil·​leg·​gia·​tu·​ra
və̇ˌlejəˈtu̇rə
variants or less commonly villegiature
və̇ˌlāzhəˈtu̇(ə)r
plural -s
1
: residence in the country for a holiday : a country holiday
go into villeggiatura at the farm W. J. Locke
2
: a place that is suitable for a holiday from the city : rural or suburban retreat

Word History

Etymology

villeggiatura from Italian, from villeggiato (past participle of villeggiare to reside in a country villa, from villa) + -ura -ure; villegiature from French villégiature, from Italian villeggiatura

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“Villeggiatura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/villeggiatura. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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